I seem to remember hearing that with 1 million subs you could live comfortably few years ago. Then the youtube changed it's algorithm so it started favoring people who upload content more, screwing guys like AVGN and Angry Joe who used to put out these longer videos that took time to make. That is probably why we have James & Mike Mondays etc
Definitely one of the best video game reviewers on YouTube. Though the quality of his content definitely stagnated for a few years (from 2011 til at least late 2016, I'd say), his old videos are timeless entertainment and he's lately been making a comeback with his newest videos.
I randomly watched his Beavis and Butthead episode the other day and then youtube suggested the James and Mike Mondays video of them playing it before the episode was made. It was pretty cool seeing them go through the game and basically write all the points that would go into the Nerd episode. I kinda liked that format better than the Nerd episode, too.